It's not so easy...
Posted Feb 17, 2011 5:10 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: PostgreSQL, OpenSSL, and the GPL
Parent article: PostgreSQL, OpenSSL, and the GPL
If the OpenSSL license really comes down to a single developer objecting, with all other developers not caring about it, then perhaps someone could take the time to document precisely the contributions of that developer for wholesale rewriting?
If only it were so easy. First of all: it's not "a single developer", it's two: Eric A. Young and Tim Hudson. And these are the guys who wrote the whole thing initially! It'll be very-very hard to rip all that code out, believe me. Not impossible, but "rewrite from scratch" will be simpler approach - and it was done quite few times. You only need to pick suitable library...
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